HyperDic: barrenness

English > 2 senses of the word barrenness:
NOUNstatebarrennessthe state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
attributebarrenness, fruitlessness, ariditythe quality of yielding nothing of value
English > barrenness: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children.
Broadersterility, infertilityThe state of being unable to produce offspring
Adjectivesbarrennot bearing offspring
English > barrenness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of yielding nothing of value.
Synonymsfruitlessness, aridity
Narrowerpoornessless than adequate
unproductivenessThe quality of lacking the power to produce
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositefruitfulness, fecundityThe quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
Spanisharidez, esterilidad, infructuosidad
Catalanaridesa, esterilitat, infructuositat
Adjectivesbarrenproviding no shelter or sustenance

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